The Walt Disney Company Africa, together with its project partners, National Geographic, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development and WildlifeDirect on Tuesday 20 officially launched the highly anticipated National Geographic Kids programme, “Team Sayari”.
The programme, aimed at educating the younger in Africa about nature and the environment in general, was launched at Safari Park Hotel and saw the unveiling of kids who will host and lead in the interaction in the program.
The five – Mysha Hodson (13), Marita Lucas (12), Shanah Manjeru (14), Railey Mwai (10) and Adarsh Nagda (12) – will be able to link to field presenters across East, West and South Africa to explore intriguing facets of the environment, interview experts on the ground and learn what is needed to protect and conserve our natural world.
Joining them from the field are Sheilah Sheldone (13, Kenya), Toluwanimi Olaoye (12, Nigeria), Christian Mekhi (10, Rwanda), Sabrina Kilumanga (10, Tanzania) and South Africa’s Atule Mazane (13), Khahliso Khojane (14), Thandolwethu Fani (15).
The show is set to start streaming on September 22.
A first-of-its-kind in Kenya, the set embodies childhood imagination and adventure with a tree house-inspired hideout that is locally built and designed, including African-inspired and nature-based motifs, coupled with elements of advanced technology.
The Sayari basecamp was produced almost entirely from recycled and upcycled materials, true to the ethos of the show.
Team Sayari is the result of a collaborative effort between National Geographic, The Walt Disney Company Africa, USAID, the U.S. State Department and WildlifeDirect.